Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, shown at right, and Bill Martinez, assistant chief of the St. Paul Police Department, pointed to the sex trafficking case brought forward on Monday, March 2 as an example of how the two departments are getting better at investigating cases that lead to prosecution. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Victims as young as 16, were coerced, beaten
Preying on girls they recruited from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas, five Minnesotans are facing criminal charges for allegedly engaging in the sex trafficking of girls and women.
A large sign measuring 5 feet tall and 20 feet wide was stolen from Rod Beseman’s chiropractic office on the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue. Police have little insight into why someone would steal such a sign. (submitted photo)
Dr. Rod Beseman, a chiropractor, showed up to work on Tuesday, Feb. 17, only to find his business sign missing.
After a sewer collapse led to a giant sinkhole, crews have been on the job repairing the area for nine months. The majority of the repair work is expected to be wrapped up by the end of March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Major work near completion, finishing touches done by early summer
A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)
Though the rough locations of St. Paul stops for the Gateway Corridor are set, the specifics have yet to be hammered out for the up-and-coming transit line.
676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
City’s lined up to bulldoze, but an appeal’s slowing things down
Ronald “Arjo” Adams reports he’s living in his truck with his cat, after being kicked out of his house right before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2014.
Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.